Fad diets and trends have been around a long time. From the grapefruit diet to the low fat diets, many people have tried short term diets to help themselves become healthier, whether by dropping a few pounds or find the “better” way to eat. Still today many people strive to find a way to become healthier or lighter.
Avoid Trendy Dieting
When it comes to losing weight and getting healthier, the change needs to be lifelong. You need to change the way you eat on a daily basis. This is the way to turn from unhealthy eating to a fit for life nutrition-based way of eating. If you eat a lot of processed foods, try eating more whole foods.
Eat More Fiber
So much of what many people eat today is processed and lacks fiber. When trying to add fiber, choose the whole grains and complex carbohydrates. Also eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Instead of the applesauce, reach for the apple.
Consume More Probiotics
Probiotics are one of the best ways to get yourself healthier. These healthy bacteria help your gut, which can help your entire body. Probiotics can be found in yogurt, kombucha, and fermented foods.
Rarely can you get all you need from what you eat. Yes, you can eat a rainbow of produce and balance those fruits and vegetables with proteins and complex carbohydrates. However, you still may not be getting everything you need from your food. Vitamin D and Magnesium are good examples of supplements that almost everyone needs more of and that are difficult to get from food sources. For these and several other nutritional needs, supplements are a good way to meet your health goals.
More than any trend, many people just need to eat a better variety of foods and stay away from processed foods. Here’s to your journey to better health!